Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight.
It makes you more likely to have conditions including:
- Heart disease and stroke (high blood pressure and high cholesterol which increase the risk of stroke
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Some cancers (colon, breast, kidney, esophagus…)
- Gallbladder disease and gallstones
- Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing for short episodes during sleep) and asthma.
The Nutritional management of obesity includes food choice changes and nutrition education